Acrylic painting by CHRISTIAN BAHR


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 39.37 × 47.24 × 1.57 in (unframed) / 39.37 × 47.24 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

120 (h) x 100 (w) x 4 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas

About the title: plata o plombo, silver or lead. In short, it means 'Accept this money or get shot'. Accept a bribe or be assasinated. Do what the hell I tell you and I will make it worth your while or I will blow your head off. This is a common term especially for the Mexican drug cartels today but it was first systematically used by the drug lord Pablo Escobar to establish his brutal Columbian narco empire.

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"Las mentiras son necesarias cuando la verdad es muy difícil de creer." (Lies are necessary when the truth is very hard to believe.)
Pablo Escobar

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED PAINTING. For a large-scale, aesthetic and colourful impression on your wall AND as my authentic and personal artwork with an artistic subsurface message.

I use exclusively oil and acrylic colours, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The painting wears my signature on the front and is signed, entitled and dated on the backside. Deliberately the sides (about 4 cm wide) are not part of the painting and show the black painted canvas. The painting is ready to hang (on the backside: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and doesn’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. The piece will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a cover letter.

Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only. If you have any questions about this painting or any other piece, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks so much for taking an interest in my work.

Warm wishes,

Materials used:

acrylic and oil on canvas

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